I've been busy, but that doesn't mean I haven't been able to do a little shooting nonetheless. I managed to pull off a fun handheld shot tonight. I'd been shooting without terribly good luck on a monopod. My line of sight with the juvenile BCNH simply didn't allow me to get there with the monopod in the midst of the branches, so I just collapsed the monopod and picked up the entire assembly to shoot through a keyhole in the willow tree foliage. D200, 200-400mm, ISO800, processed in NC, no crop, copyright in PS-CS2 Always shoot. John P.